The USA staffing industry had experienced a significant shift in the last two years. The year 2020 had been a massive blow for the industry, creating a year full of confusion and uncertainties. Though there had been a high amount of hope from the following year- 2021, it has proved to be no better.
This year, though, allowed staffing business owners to learn from past mistakes and prepare for another wave of Covid-19 crisis, economic uncertainty, and other staffing crises.
This makes us all wonder about the year 2022. Would it be the same- full of economic slowdown, fluctuating Covid-19 cases, etc.?
Whatever be the scenario next year, it makes it vital for the staffing companies to prepare themselves in the best possible in order to overcome similar unprecedented future crises.
Preparations begin with a brainstorming session wherein your core team members exchange ideas and strategies. However, what’s important while doing the same is to prioritize these ideas based on impact & effort.
The former here means the impact of digitalization of your thoughts, and later here is the measure of time & money that needs to be devoted for your ideas to turn into reality.
Commence with the ideas that have high impact and low effort. It can help your business to move ahead in the direction of digital transformation with minimal disturbances.
Also, before beginning the implementation stage, having a well-defined goal is imperative from a business perspective. Most of the time, your goal will be steering light through the stumbling stones in your path.
So, sit down with your core team managers to prepare a clear-cut plan to enlighten yourself on how will you be implementing these ideas step by step? Is there any priority preference that needs to be taken care of? Does any of these ideas require the support of other teams (IT, Finance, etc.)?
Plus, other questions like, is the idea implemented to ease the burden off the shoulders of your heirs? Or, is it just to improve the time-to-fill rate? Whatever it is, have your objective clear-cut for definite success. Otherwise, you and your team will be like a football team that doesn’t know the opponent’s goal post.
Though providing access to efficient and modern workforce management software is not the only thing required to prepare for a new year, it’s certainly the least to do.
The absence of the latest tools and technologies will not allow the staffing managers, especially the millennial generation, to deliver the new work expectations with the required effectiveness.
With loads of work expectations to manage, it can be increasingly challenging for them to handle multiple responsibilities manually or semi-manually. Making things better for the staffing managers in the coming year starts with the implementation of a robust solution.
Bear in mind, technology is the key! Key to gain the competitive edge, key to gain more work efficiency and productivity, and key to gain business growth.
The right solution and training will make the staffing experience almost seamless for the staffing managers. But, what about the client relationships?
The staffing coordinators can experience frustration and a lack of a streamlined work approach even if the mode of communication with the client is not robust.
Throughout this year, there might be many instances wherein the relationships with the client might have put the company’s future in jeopardy. The reason may be due to an economic crisis or changing client requirements or the absence of sufficient solutions.
Whatever the reason be, effective communication can help to control the situation better. For the daily staffing activities, right from sharing the candidate profiles to submitting the weekly reports, staffing coordinators are required to maintain an uninterrupted flow of communication with the client.
The absence of that will start creating uneasiness on the client side and consequently hamper the growth of your client base. To not make that happen, ensure that your staffing managers can communicate with the clients and the workers seamlessly and not juggle through various processes.
Are you ready for 2022?